One Network Enterprises, a leading, United States-based value
chain collaboration technology provider, has expanded into Africa.
The company, which currently services some 10 000 organisations
worldwide and facilitates more than 680 million business
transactions a year, from headquarters in Dallas, Texas, has
entered into a strategic partnership with local applications
solutions specialist e-Logics.
"This partnership sees e-Logics appointed as the sole African
hosting and solutions provider for One Network software", states
e-Logics managing director Johann van der Westhuizen, adding that
the American provider's unique, world-class service offering is set
to take Africa by storm. "One Network's cloud-based platform is the
only supply chain solution of its kind in the world", he explains,
noting that its strongest selling point is that it enables
customers to easily collaborate with all their value chain
participants on a single network.
Emphasising the role that cloud computing can play in the supply
chain, Van Der Westhuizen explains that it makes it easier to
respond and adapt to changes in the market, while lowering costs.
"The cloud-based One Network platform also enables supply chain
managers to re-plan the supply network continuously as changes
happen. Every player is able to work off the same forecast and
replenishment plan, which also takes each player's constraints into
consideration. There is no need to second guess each other, and it
brings about significant savings across the board. Everybody looks
at a single version of the truth in real time." Its success is
reflected in the more than 10 000 companies currently connected to
One Network's USA network, he stresses.
One Network serves a variety of industries, including retail,
FMCG, technology, the public sector, automotive, energy and
logistics, providing supply chain technology and software that
enables its customers to improve their operational efficiency,
lower inventory and transportation costs throughout the supply
chain, deliver improved service levels by reducing stock outs and
late deliveries, as well as lower IT costs.
Greg Brady, CEO of One Network Enterprises, emphasises that
businesses, both large and small, need a 360 degree view into all
levels of logistics and the supply chain. "They also need
structured and unstructured communication capabilities between
network partners and global end-to-end tracking and visibility
throughout the entire transaction lifecycle," he adds. "We could
not be more excited about joining forces with e-Logics to enter the
African market and bring these solutions to organisations